Hours after the stunning reversal of State Representative John Lunsford concerning his efforts to bring about elections for all leadership seats within the Republican caucus, State Representative Mike Jacobs (pictured) has taken up the cause for genuine reform. In an e-mail received this evening, Jacobs has announced that he will have a petition ready for signatures from his fellow caucus members to force elections for any leadership position the caucus feels is necessary. As Jacobs makes clear in his e-mail:
Make it known that any member who wants to sign a renewed petition should see me at Thursday’s caucus meeting.
Additionally, I’m hearing from various sources that Lunsford’s afternoon of cowardliness has cost him any chance in the election for Whip and that State Representative Ed Lindsey is now the odds-on favorite.